April 1, 1944 – October 14, 2019
Rosemary Whelchel, 75, formerly of Hanna City, Illinois, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2019.
Rosemary is survived by her children, Joseph Todd (Kathy) Mangan of Stuart, Florida and Holly (Ed) Chase of Tequesta, Florida; brother, Richard Harlan (Debbie) of Republic, Missouri; and several grand dogs. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Robert (Bob) Whelchel; and her beloved dog, Patches.
Rosemary was born on April 1, 1944, in Ava, Missouri to Dr. Clifton (C.E.) and Jacqueline Harlan. She was a resident of Hanna City for 50 years, where she raised her family and enjoyed a career as a real estate broker and instructor. She worked with Century 21 Lincoln National Realty in East Peoria for many years. Rosemary cherished lifelong friendships and yearly get togethers of a small group of friends from grade school. She enjoyed fishing, boating and camping with Bob and their many friends. She was also a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Pekin Boat Club, 1 Coopers Island, Pekin, IL (casual dress please).
In lieu of flowers, a donation to an animal rescue of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
- A Celebration of Life Thursday, November 14, 2019
October 17, 2019
Todd and Holly and the family of Rosemary Whelchel,
We were shocked and saddened here at Century 21 Lincoln National Realty, East Peoria, Il., to learn last week of the passing
of your mother, Rosemay. She was a great lady, Realtor and Sales
Manager, always pleasant and ready to lend a hand. We have been
missing her since her retirement couple years ago. At least she is at
peace and joined up with her beloved husband, Bob. We always had such fun at their annual office Christmas parties at their
home in rural Peoria county. It has been hard for her these last 10 years after his untimely passing. May the
Grace of God be with you at this difficult time and in the days ahead.
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
IN THE CARE OF